Festival Events @ Chicago Architecture Biennial

Special Architecture Events

Chicago International Film Festival at Chicago Architecture Biennial

In conjunction with the Chicago Architectural Biennial, the Chicago International Film Festival presents these FREE programs at various partner institutions around the city. All events feature post-screening discussions.

Jens Jensen: The Living Green

Screening | director: Carey Lundin | United States | 2013
A portrait of the Danish-born landscape architect.
Oct. 4, 6:00pm, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

The Architecture of Noir

Panel discussion
Not defined strictly by genre conventions, film noir is articulated through an evocative visual style. A panel of filmmakers and experts will discuss the shape and meaning of noir design.
Oct. 17, 4:00-5:00pm, AMC River East 21

Future Cities: A Conversation with Chad Friedrichs

Director presentation
The acclaimed director of The Pruitt-Igoe Myth discusses his new documentary The Experimental City, the fascinating true tale of the MXC (the Minnesota Experimental City).
Oct. 18, 6:30pm, Chicago Cultural Center

Moriyama San

Screening | directors: Louise Lemoine, Ila Bêka | France | 2017
Mr. Moriyama, a devotee of art and music, lives in one of the most famous examples of contemporary Japanese architecture, built in Tokyo by Ryue Nishizawa.
Nov. 1, 6:30pm, Chicago Cultural Center

From the Archives: A City of Neighborhoods

This program of films from the Chicago Film Archives reveals the rich history and diversity of the city’s communities and spaces in the 1960s.
Nov. 5, 2:00-4:00pm, Chicago History Museum


Screening | director: Kogonada | United States | 2017
Set against the Indiana city’s modernist buildings, this visually stunning film follows a budding relationship between an architect’s son and an architecture enthusiast.
Nov. 8, 6:30pm, Chicago Cultural Center

The Neue Nationalgalerie

Screening | director: Ina Weisse | Germany | 2017
A beautiful look at the renovation of the Mies van der Rohe-designed Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
Nov. 30, 6:30pm, Chicago Cultural Center

My Neighborhood: Pilsen

Screening | director: Dan Andries | United States | 2017
This locally produced PBS documentary explores the intricacies and voices that make up Pilsen’s rich tapestry.
Dec. 6, 6:30pm, Chicago Cultural Center



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